NHK EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION
NHK Educational since its establishment in 1989 has been developing step by step as a creative team with high expertise in the fields of child and infant, school education, art, culture, language, hobby, practice, science, and health—a domain under the guiding principle of "creating a wide range and variety of educational contents." As a member of the NHK group that supports public broadcasting, we produce more than 10,000 programs a year centering on NHK Educational TV. At the same time, we engage in broad areas of business, including planning and creation of visual software related to the programs and to character business.
In program creation, we aim to strengthen programs for the younger generation who will forge the future of the international society, and also endeavor to provide meticulous broadcast services depending on the target of each program to wide-ranging audiences including seniors, understanding the needs of the age. We will positively produce programs by collaborating with other countries and make every effort to offer quality, world-class programs. As for our independent business activities, we will produce not only programs but also visual products and character goods to many countries in the world, particularly Asian countries. We also engage in cooperative enterprises with educational broadcasts and drive globalization.
In order to respond to rapid digitalization, we will offer our accumulated "educational contents" to various users in optimum ways, such as video delivering, remedial educational materials and correspondence education materials.
As for reconstruction support in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, we will proactively take up related subject matters in both regular and special programs. In the independent business, we will maintain a close relationship with the programs, and develop new events. Making use of our special expertise in the educational field, we will endeavor to be a source of psychological support for disaster victims.
We will make every possible effort to quickly and clearly respond to ever more diversified desires and requests from our viewers under the company's principle, "We respond to anyone's desire to learn at anytime and anywhere."
Genre: Scientific Experiment Target: Elementary School Students to Adults
A prize-winning science entertainment series that will help you understand the theory of science by seeing it in action. Co-production between NED/NHK and Qatari broadcaster, Al Jazeera Children's Channel, also with German broadcaster SWR. Successfully carries out ridiculously huge-scale experiment in a stylish way. Presented in a humorous way to attract viewers of all ages whether science lovers or not. Discover Science was picked up by broadcasters around the world from Asia to Africa.
<season 1>26 episodes <season 2>on going
Marie & Gali
Genre: Science Comedy Target: Middle and High School Students/Anime Fans
This is an educational anime program in which fashionable female junior high school student "Marika" and genius scientist "Garireo" explain how science is interesting, through a story that is full of gags and music. Famous scientists, such as Madame Curie and Newton also appear in the program and tell about the world of science in a very enjoyable way.
<version 1.0>40 episodes <version 2.0>30 episodes
Cooking Idle I! My! Mine!
Genre: Cooking/Cooking Program for Children Target: 5 to 10 Years Old
"Cooking Idol I! My! Mine!" is a program through which children enjoy learning about "food." It consists of animation and live-action with the theme of "Eating is enjoyable! Cooking is happiness!“
<season 1>75 episodes <season 2>75 episodes <season 3>75 episodes
Genre: Animation Target: Everyone
"This program tells adventure stories of Little Charo, a puppy, in English. The setting of "Little Charo 1" is New York. "Little Charo 2" is a story set in Middle World between life and death. "Little Charo Tohoku Version" (Japanese edition and English edition) will be produced in 2012 and Charo will travel in the folk tale world of Tohoku, Japan.
<Little Charo 1>5 minutes×50 episodes <Little Charo 2>5 minutes×50 episodes <Little Charo Tohoku Version>10 minutes×12 episodes
Yasai no Yosei N.Y. SALAD
Genre: Animation for Children Target: Aged 3 to 5 Preschoolers
The setting is some kitchen in New York. Vegetable fairies wake up one by one in the night when light from the full moon comes into the kitchen. The kitchen under the spell of the moon is a wonderland for the fairies. The story is developed through the innocent and delightful "play" and "adventure" of the fairies.
<series 1>26 episodes <series 2>26 episodes